Aged & Allied Health > Prosthetics

World first: double hand transplant child can now write, dress and eat independently

20 July, 2017

Eighteen months after his double hand transplant, an eight-year-old child can undertake essential life functions.


Enjoying a meal ‘experience’ makes all the difference

24 October, 2016 by AHHB

As we get older, we all want to remain in our home where life is familiar, comfortable and we are close to our memories. To remain in our home, we need to remain healthy, which includes eating well. But this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. To really enjoy a meal and maximise nutrition, we need to have a positive meal experience.


Fat and flour or decent food in aged care?

04 March, 2016 by Corin Kelly


Planning for Mental Illness in Old Age

26 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Australians suffering from mental illness are being urged to plan for their journey into old age by national mental health charity SANE Australia


The Pain Management Challenge of Residential Aged Care

19 December, 2014 by Ryan Mccann

When someone is considering residential aged care, either for themselves or a family member, access to quality health care is usually high on the agenda. However, even with the best  of care, chronic pain – which  is usually complex and occurs  in one in three people aged  over 651  – is often not well managed in residential care, and in some cases may be overlooked completely. 


Professor Marie Bashir Mental Health Centre Opens in Sydney

17 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's new 73-bed mental health centre has been named the Professor Marie Bashir Centre.


Dementia Awareness – September is a Time for Reflection

18 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour,  reflects on Dementia Awareness Month. September is Dementia Awareness Month and Sunday 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day where organisations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.


While More Indigenous Australians Are Having Health Checks, Many Still Miss Out

21 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are missing out on health checks for which they are eligible, even though the number of health checks is rising, according to new data released  by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


Specialist Prostate Care Nurses will Provide Support for Cancer Patients

14 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

 “The good news is that prostate cancer has a high survival rate – and by basing specialist nurses in areas of most need, where there are links to cancer treatment services, these nurses will enable a greater coordination of care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially those in rural and regional areas,” Minister for Health, Peter Dutton said. 


Australia in Midst of Heart Failure Epidemic

19 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute have warned that Australia is in the midst of a heart failure epidemic that continues to grow, with one in 20 Australians affected by the condition.


Cancer Council Welcomes Recommended Changes to Cervical Screening Program

29 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Cancer Council has welcomed recommended changes to Australia's cervical screening program announced today by Australia's Medical Services Advisory Committee.


Aged care is big business

18 March, 2014 by ahhb

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Hospital Communications Infrastructure

01 November, 2012 by John Connole

Hospital Communications Infrastructure


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